- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 32 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 26, 2005
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000BKHEV2
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Spare yourself from this hassle and just buy "The Annotated Lolita."
And, surprisingly, the subject is still disquieting. Humbert Humbert's voice and Nabokov's overlap and intertwine, especially toward the end, revealing shame and guilt, as well as awareness of the damage done.
No matter; the early sunlit lust for the glorious nymphet, still whole and strong in her unsoiled, unconscious power, is unrivaled in literature.
The book is fantastically written and rightfully deserves its place on the list of 100 best books of all time. Yes, the book is about a pedophile and his love affair with a 12 year old girl. Many people tend to discredit the book simply because of this, but I implore you to give the book a chance. The book is not about a man who goes and savagely takes advantage of a young girl. It is a very in depth book into the whole story of the factious Mr. Humbert and Dolores Haze (A.K.A Lolita) and their love affair. The book does not try to say that pedophilia is alright and nor does it try to say that pedophiles are deserving of sympathy. These are common argument I've heard against the book from people who have failed to even read the first two words of it. The way the book is written is very unique and a retelling of the events, as Mr. Humbert recalls them. Though Humbert does implore some sympathy towards himself, he in no way claims to be a good person that is being mistreated. He accepts that what he has done is wrong. I tell you this bit of spoiler to let you know a bit about Mr. Humbert if you are on the fence just because of the whole Humbert being a pedophile bit. I tell you this much about Mr. Humbert as many people have read reviews stating that he tries to garter sympathy for himself in a manner that he thinks he is innocent and wanting to escape all punishment. This is not true.
All in all, this is a must read for anyone who loves to read. The book isn't a difficult read and isn't terribly long. You can finish this book in about five to six none stop hours if you are a medium speed reader. The important characters are memorable and the minor characters do their job well. As I stated before, it is deserving beyond all measures of being on the list of top 100 books of all time. Go out and have a good read.